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Texting Advantages: How Messages are better than calls!
The Era of Messaging!
Texting friends and colleagues had been easier and much preferred by you than writing exam papers and essays in school and college. Were you inefficient (at all) in passing 'fun notes' or messages?
I don't think so!
After the smartphone had evolved, the technology enhanced the amazing feature of 'texting.'
It has been much in fashion ever since.
Are you a calling person or a messaging one?
Well, you may be comfortable with both, but many are the 'old type' and consider calling as the better option.
Answer a question, when a situation is delicate or awkward, what are you more comfortable with:
- To talk in person or
- Discuss over a call or
- Send a text expressing your emotions?
Whether you like or dislike texting, you cannot escape from it.
Messaging is very useful and serves as the best option most of the times.
Nowadays, Don't you see people hooked to their phones? Most of them are busy in chatting with family, friends, and strangers. I am sure you do that too.
Nobody has learned automatically. You might want to give credit to the efficient smartphone.
Sure! But that is a powerful source of convenience that has made texting easy.
The truth is, you have developed a habit of communicating through texts as it is the preferred mode currently.
How have you done it? By having been more and more involved in messaging. You are not the only one as everybody else has been doing it too.
Continuous texting has made people skillful.
Yes, you can call it a skill, which we have adapted, adjusting in the surrounding.
That is proof how messaging has overridden calling.
So why not be better at it?
Let's learn why is chatting better than calling!
Messages vs Calls: Reasons Why Texting is Better Than Calling!
- 1) Messaging has language that is to-the-point.
When you send messages, your tone is as straight and as clear as that you want the other person to understand.
On calls, however, regardless to what you portray, the other person can figure out your actual condition. And, If that person hasn't believed you or has doubts, he/she will rely more on his/her instincts. The tone of your unreliable voice and the background of the surrounding can be the reasons of suspicions.
In comparison, such doubts are weaker and less indicative in messages. And when you have left a perfect message, there will hardly be doubts whatsoever.
- 2) Gives you privacy
Do you like when your privacy is invaded?
Conversation by texts gives good privacy. If you are with family or doing something important, leave a message to the person who calls. Doing that passes the information you want to say to the other person. It keeps you connected with all and gives you the time to spend with your near and dear ones. You are also able to finish the other tasks you have been doing.
- 3) Gives freedom
Chat from anywhere. Nobody needs to know what you are actually up to, especially those who shouldn't know. You can chat as you please. Isn't that freedom that you have always wanted?
- 4) Prevents eavesdropping
You are a good friend and confidant. Talking over the phone leaves some information. Even if you speak softly, it can create enough suspicion. There are people who pry whom you cannot catch because they are clever spies. These scandal mongers can misuse what they have learned.
Furthermore, even after your being careful, you may accidentally give someone the benefit of eavesdropping. If nothing, listeners will gossip or make fun of your friend's or your situation.
Messaging, on the other hand, is as reliable as you are. Only the two of you knows the conversation. It's excellent for keeping secrets.
You will say there is a chance of the phone getting into the wrong hands. It won't work when you delete the messages as soon as you have finished chatting.
Have you been a victim of Eavesdropping/prying?
- 5) Express your point to many at once
By broadcasting one single message, you can convey the news clearly to all the intended people at once. Imagine how much time it will consume if you have to call everybody and inform individually. Besides, when you call, you can't jump to the point, you first need to share greetings, pleasantries and indulge in small talks. People will consider you rude and manner less otherwise. Extra talks and gossips always come up that only demands additional time.
- 6) Messaging serves as records
As messages are in writing, you can always refer them for recollection of conversations and to confirm what has been discussed.
You have the option to record calls as well, but you can't always record each of your calls. That will drain phone's battery and take much space on the phone. Even if you backup and transfer data to the other devices, you won't like doing that always. Furthermore, calls are lengthy to refer to, but messages are short, so you can quickly recall details whenever you have to.
- 7) Talk with multiple people together
You can chat with two individuals, in fact, multiple guys at the same time when you message. While on a call, you either have to place the line on hold or offer to call back. That might irritate the caller on the opposite line. Luckily, messaging is more flexible in that regard.
- 8) Good time pass option
Sit with your phone and start chatting with friends; you won't even realize how the time has passed. You can connect with family, friends, work colleagues, gym buddies, strangers or anyone through messaging. It's an excellent way to kill time and make connections more informal.
Why Messaging is Better Than Talking in Person/Calling!
- 9) Text people you dislike
You can't stand some guys. Their voice, their talking style, and their tone are always annoying.
You may prefer not to call them, and also avoid meeting them in person, but you can't entirely ignore them as you are somehow related (maybe they are office colleagues, or relatives, or anybody with some connection).
Stay in touch by texting them and save yourself the annoyance.
- 10) A good mode of communication during misunderstandings
When you are angry or upset with someone, it's better you avoid talking to that person. Talking might only create more misunderstandings and worsen the matter. Listening to that person's voice or talking might bring up arguments. It's better to text until you are calm and ready to face the person next.
- 11) What can't be talked about, can be messaged
This is one of the best advantages that messaging has over calling or talking in person. Some things are too negative, embarrassing, awkward to say over calls or speak in person. Texting makes it easier to pour your heart out. The other person reads in silence and privacy and can understand your point of view clearly.
- 12) You are not interrupted
In arguments, debates or any conversations whether on calls or in person, the other person might cut you off in the middle of the communication. He/she won't let you prove your point. When you message, the person on the other side reads and learns what and how you think. He/she also gets time to contemplate and understand you better.
- 13) There is much control
Words said on calls or while talking are impulsive and can have a drastic effect.
You think and write messages, so the chances to be illogical or rash are relatively less. You exercise maturity and control when you text.
Advantages of Messages
Below are some general advantages.
- 14) Through messages, you stay connected with people, especially in places where talking on calls means awkward or rude (prayer rooms, hospitals, funerals, washrooms, etc.)
- 15) During meetings, appointments, or in the middle of critical conversations.
- 16) At noisy places
- 17) In low network areas where you can manage to message only.
- 18) In bed when you are preparing to sleep (you wouldn't want to lose your sleep if talking on the phone kept you involved)
- 19) When you have just gotten up, and you don't want the other person to listen to your hoarse, husky voice.
- 20) At irregular hours when calling is impermissible.
These are some benefits that give messaging an upper hand.
Texting does both keep you in touch as well as give privacy. You remain connected throughout.
It has a unique tone that binds you better especially when you can't often meet or keep calling always.
Never lose touch and always express through your written words that you care!
© 2017 Imran Khan